2020 Weather Wrap-Up: Key Forecasts and Features to Watch

As we enter the late stages of hurricane season in the U.S.,
what does the rest of the year look like for weather globally?
In this webinar, the Refinitiv weather team gave their global weather
wrap-up and reviewed the forecast for the rest of 2020.

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Key discussion points include:
  • Global ENSO impacts during late 2020 into early 2021
  • Long-term South America outlook
  • Atlantic Tropical Season update – how does the rest of the season look?
  • How will this year’s India monsoon end?
  • Early look at North America, Europe, and Asia winters
  • Refinitiv’s new weather content & features
Meet our speakers
Susan Isham is the Agriculture Content Manager at Refinitiv, overseeing data project lifecycles to ensure timely, accurate, and quality data according to the agriculture business strategy and customer requirements. She works with global cross-functional teams to enhance and expand agriculture content within Refinitiv’s financial software products. Prior to her current position, she led agriculture client training and engagement for Thomson Reuters' sales organization. Originally from Indianapolis, she holds her Bachelor's degree from Indiana University and is studying to obtain her PMP certification while residing in Chicago, Illinois.
Tom Walsh is the Head of Weather Research within Refinitiv’s Commodities Content & Research team. He leads a team of meteorologists and analysts who forecast weather and climate, which draw impacts on various markets including agriculture, power, and gas. The team’s research and other content are all available in Refinitiv’s Eikon platform within several different applications, including the Agriculture Weather Dashboard and Cross-Asset Weather application. Tom was also a Senior Analyst and Weather Research Manager within the Agriculture Research team (Lanworth), where he forecasted US & Kazakhstan wheat production using weather as a key input to those outlooks. Tom received a B.S. In Meteorology and M.S. In Geography (emphasis in Climatology) from Northern Illinois University in 2008 and 2010, respectively. 
Isaac is a Weather Research Analyst within the Agriculture and Weather Research team at Refinitiv. Prior to joining the team in 2016, he completed a B.S. in Meteorology from St. Cloud State in 2007 before graduating from the University of Illinois with a M.S. (2009) and Ph.D. (2014) in Atmospheric Science. At Refinitiv, Isaac leads the forecasting efforts of the Weather Research team, focusing on applied short (days), medium (weeks), and long range (months) forecasting in the Agriculture Weather Dashboard and Cross-Asset Weather Application in Eikon. He also conducts research for use in seasonal prediction, and collaborates with other teams on various weather applications. The Weather team produces in excess of 50 weather commentary reports per week, while also having a significant role in developing the weather data, charts, tables, and maps shown all throughout Eikon.

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